about me

Born ’86 , grown up in Germany and lived all around Europe and North America, I’m currently a PostDoc at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.

academics: Ph.D. in Rural Sociology from The Pennsylvania State University (2021). I am interested in questions around land and resource use planning, settler-colonialism, Indigenous and peasant resistance to colonialism and capitalism, food sovereignty, and subsistence production—in particular in North America. My currently working with the FISHES (Fostering Indigenous Small-scale fisheries for Health, Economy, and food Security) project on the sustainable management of Indigenous fisheries in the Arctic. My dissertation examined the settler-colonial implications of water level management at Rainy Lake (Minnesota, Ontario). I am also involved in a USDA-funded project on private sustainability standards and metrics in US agriculture. Previous research projects were centered on peasant economies in Upstate New York, Italy, and Austria.

academic curriculum vitae

music: studied pop/world piano at Rostock University of Music and Theatre, Germany and Piteå School of Music, Sweden. Worked at Modern World Studios (Tetbury, UK) and Greenhouse Studios (Reykjavík, Iceland), with artists and producers such as Nico Muhly, Ben Frost, Sam Amidon, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Greg Haver, Matt Schofield. Writing songs and electroacoustic music, creating sound installations and cross-art projects